DICKSON — After making an impact during her first season as head coach, Dickson Lady Comets skipper Kristin Williams is trying to avoid a sophomore slump in year two.

DICKSON — After making an impact during her first season as head coach, Dickson Lady Comets skipper Kristin Williams is trying to avoid a sophomore slump in year two.

To help with the cause, Williams has been keeping her Lady Comets squad hard at work this summer in various summer league games in order to get them back to the regional tournament next season.

“Our biggest goal with the summer is to find out what works best for the team,” Williams said. “We’re lucky that we have a lot of girls who can play at multiple positions, which gives us a lot of different options and looks to choose from. 

“I’ve got a great problem right now to be honest,” Williams added. “My job is hard trying to figure out who meshes the best in each position. But I’m very happy to have a problem like this at the same time.” 

Dickson has the luxury of welcoming back several standouts from last season, including juniors Lacie Winchester and Kadyn Barton along with sophomore Alyssa Warren.

Last season Winchester finished with a .368 batting average and a .511 on base percentage with 15 RBI’s and 23 runs scored, along with 11 stolen bases.

Barton led the team with a .481 batting average along with a .540 on base percentage and a .701 slugging percentage.

She also had a team leading 37 hits last season with 12 RBI’s and 18 runs scored.

Warren was the All-Ardmoreite Fast Pitch Softball Newcomer of the Year as she finished with a .390 batting average to go with a .427 on base percentage. 

She also hit 10 RBI’s with 10 runs scored and finished with a total of 32 hits for the season.

“We’re a very young team, but we’re not inexperienced by any means,” Williams said. “We’ve got girls who lead in many different ways, while some of them lead through their actions on the field and in the weight room.”

“Although we might not have the leadership we’ve had in years past, we have a whole group,” Williams added. “This group fills in the gaps so that we have one solid unit playing together.” 

Dickson will once again be competing for a playoff spot in Class 3A this season in the new District 3A-4 along with Comanche, Marlow, Lindsay, Kingston and Marietta.

“I’m the most excited about these girls because of their passion and dedication to the game,” Williams said. “These girls have an internal desire that you don’t see very often. I’m excited to see these girls go to battle this season.”